Peer-reviewed Articles - Medicine

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Background Urothelial carcinoma (UC) is the fifth most common malignancy that accounts for 5% of all cancers. Diagnostic markers that predict UC progressions are inadequate. NF-κB contributes towards disease progression upon constitutive activation in many solid...

["Bioinformatics","Pathology","Urology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5563
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609 views

Introduction In this study, a survey was prepared for urologists that asked about their primary choice of treatment for urolithiasis in daily practice and their answers were evaluated. Methods The survey was prepared on the Google Docs website and it was sent to...

["Urology","Human-Computer Interaction"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5390
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503 views

Background The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between chronic periodontitis (CP) and upper urinary tract stone (UUTS) in Taiwan by using a population-based data set. Methods A total of 16,292 CP patients and 48,876 randomly-selected controls...

["Dentistry","Epidemiology","Public Health","Urology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5287
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504 views

Background Long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) play crucial roles in the initiation and progression of renal cell carcinoma (RCC) by competing in binding to miRNAs, and related competitive endogenous RNA (ceRNA) networks have been constructed in several cancers. However,...

["Bioinformatics","Oncology","Urology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5124
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382 views

Background Solute-linked carrier 26 gene family 6 (SLC26A6), which is mainly expressed in intestines and kidneys, is a multifunctional anion transporter crucial in the transport of oxalate anions. This study aimed to investigate the role of kidney SLC26A6 in urolithiasis....

["Biotechnology","Molecular Biology","Urology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5192
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Introduction Ureteropelvic junction obstruction (UPJO) is a common congenital anomaly leading to varying degrees of hydronephrosis (HN), ranging from no apparent effect on the renal function to atrophy. Evaluation of these children is based on Diuretic Renal Scintigraphy...

["Nephrology","Pediatrics","Radiology and Medical Imaging","Urology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4791
1 citation
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717 views

Background The purpose of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of a smartphone-based reminder system in promoting pelvic floor muscle training (PFMT) to help postpartum women manage urinary incontinence (UI). Methods Forty-nine and 212 postpartum women in the...

["Gynecology and Obstetrics","Nursing","Urology","Women\u2019s Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.4372
2 citations
138 downloads
756 views

Tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes (TILs) are associated with better clinical outcomes in many tumors. TILs represent a cell-mediated immune response against the carcinoma. CD8+ TILs are a crucial component of cell-mediated immunity. The significance of CD8+ TILs has...

["Immunology","Oncology","Urology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3921
1 citation
263 downloads
1,031 views

Background This study was performed to compare changes in urinary incontinence (UI) symptoms and pelvic floor structure during pregnancy between nulliparous and multiparous women. Methods A cross-sectional survey was performed among pregnant women from July 2016...

["Gynecology and Obstetrics","Nursing","Urology","Women's Health"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3615
2 citations
233 downloads
803 views

Objective To compare the risk of postoperative ureteral stricture formation following retroperitoneal laparoscopic ureterolithotomy (RPLU) and ureteroscopy with holmium: YAG laser lithotripsy (URSL) in patients with proximal ureteral stones. Materials and Methods...

["Nephrology","Surgery and Surgical Specialties","Urology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3483
1 citation
229 downloads
926 views

Purpose To assess the overall quality of published urological meta-analyses and identify predictive factors for high quality. Materials and Methods We systematically searched PubMed to identify meta-analyses published from January 1st, 2011 to December 31st, 2015...

["Epidemiology","Evidence Based Medicine","Urology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3129
11 citations
3,870 downloads
18,324 views

Importance Case reports describe persistent erectile dysfunction (PED) associated with exposure to 5α-reductase inhibitors (5α-RIs). Clinical trial reports and the manufacturers’ full prescribing information (FPI) for finasteride and dutasteride state that risk...

["Dermatology","Epidemiology","Internal Medicine","Pharmacology","Urology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3020
3 citations
889 downloads
1,218 views

Background Although the relationship between a history of kidney stones and chronic kidney disease (CKD) has been explored in many studies, it is still far from being well understood. Thus, we conducted a meta-analysis of studies comparing rates of CKD in patients...

["Epidemiology","Nephrology","Urology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2907
3 citations
250 downloads
1,116 views

Purpose To clarify the outcome of flexible ureteroscopy (fURS) for management of renal calculi without preoperative stenting. Methods A total of 171 patients who received 176 fURS procedures for unilateral renal stones were reviewed. All procedures were divided...

["Urology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2728
1 citation
252 downloads
881 views

Background Laparoscopic renal surgery has been widely used in the treatment of renal diseases. However, there is still little research about its application in addressing renal tuberculosis. The purpose of this study is to retrospectively investigate the surgical...

["Surgery and Surgical Specialties","Urology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2708

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